The Mohawk resistance of 1990, a look back at the beginning of the end

APTN National News
25 years ago, the Mohawk uprising of 1990 was nearing its end.

Despite the reopening of the Mercier bridge, Kahnawake was still living under military occupation.

Army checkpoints and police raids were part of everyday life.

That is until Sept. 18, when the army flew helicopters onto Tewkawitha Island.

That’s when the community of Kahnawake stood up and forced the army to leave.

Here is the story, in the words of the people who were there.

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Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.